Read Write Inc.
In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set.
Have you heard of Fred Talk?
During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.
If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards:
This term we will be holding a meeting to discuss the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. This will be held after school on Wednesday 22nd March 2023.
Big Book Stories:
In Guided Reading, our focus texts this term are The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Come on, Daisy and Can't you Sleep, Little Bear?
During our Big Book sessions, the children will justify their opinions of a character, identify unfamiliar words and discuss their meanings and use prior knowledge to understand the texts that are being read
The topics we will cover in Maths this term are:
Multiplication and Division
Geometry: Position and Direction
We will also be continue to:
Animals including Humans
This term in Science, we will be looking at how we can group animals according to their features. We will then look at how we can describe and compare a variety of common animals and how they have had to adapt over time.
How and why do we celebrate sacred times?
This term in RE, the we will thinking about different things that they celebrate throughout the year. We will then find out why Easter matters to Christians and how Christians celebrate Easter.
This term in PSHE, our topic is Citizenship. By the end of the unit, we will be able to:
Indoor PE: Travelling with Equipment
Outdoor PE: Tennis
We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.
Forest School will be on Thursday 23rd February, Thursday 9th March and Thursday 23rd March.
Games to Support at Home
Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.
Oxford Owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1.